[be-ah-tree-che] /ˌbɛ ɑˈtri tʃɛ/ (Show IPA), 1577–1599, Italian parricide whose life is the subject of various novels and poems.
a verse tragedy (1819) by Shelley.
Historical Examples

In the lane opposite, the Palace of the Cenci can best be seen; this part has not been restored.
Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes

“It is the finest thing since the portrait of the Cenci,” said the noble patron.
Lothair Benjamin Disraeli

Another American lady, the wife of Prince Cenci, who is of the same family as the lady with the turban.
The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone

“The Cenci” is austere; for Shelley, it is athletically economical.
The Critical Game John Albert Macy

The Cenci is a work of art; it is not coloured by my feelings, nor obscured by my metaphysics.
Shelley John Addington Symonds

I received a copy of the Cenci, as from yourself, from Hunt.
Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends John Keats

In Cenciaja Mr. Browning throws light on the tragic events of the Cenci story.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

The sense in which Shelley intends to apply it to The Cenci may admit of some doubt.
Adonais Shelley

Cenci, The, a Roman family celebrated for their crimes and misfortunes as well as their wealth.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

The Cenci have become extinct in the male line and the name is carried on by a distant branch as Cenci-Bolognetti.
Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker


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